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Reforest: The New Australian App Offering Carbon Emissions Solutions to Conscious Travellers

Reforest: The New Australian App Offering Carbon Emissions Solutions to Conscious Travellers

A collaborative new app that allows climate-conscious consumers to have a positive impact on their carbon footprint has been launched. The initial release of Reforest calculates the carbon emissions of a flight or fuel purchase and enables the user to plant trees in native Australian reforestation projects for a small payment, then challenges the retailer...

Avoiding Single-Use Plastic Was Becoming Normal, Until Coronavirus. Here’s How We Can Return to Good Habits

Avoiding Single-Use Plastic Was Becoming Normal, Until Coronavirus. Here’s How We Can Return to Good Habits

As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease, we’re unlikely to return to our previous behaviours, from our work-life balance to maintaining good hygiene. But there are downsides to this new normal, particularly when it comes to hygiene concerns, which have led to an increase in an environmental scourge we were finally starting to get on top...

Impact Investing App GoParity Launches First Green Energy Project in Africa

Impact Investing App GoParity Launches First Green Energy Project in Africa

GoParity, an impact investment platform based in Portugal and with more than 2.1 million euros of investment raised for environmentally and socially responsible projects is now launching its first project in Africa. Its new project called SolarWood Hospital, will co-finance a renewable energy solution that will be installed at Good Shepherd Mission Hospital in Siteki, capital of Lubombo...

Affluence is Killing the Planet, Warn Scientists

Affluence is Killing the Planet, Warn Scientists

Would you like to be rich? Chances are your answer is: “Yes! Who wouldn’t want to be rich?” Clearly, in societies where money can buy almost everything, being rich is generally perceived as something good. It implies more freedom, fewer worries, more happiness, higher social status. But here is the catch: affluence trashes our planetary...

World First Animal Welfare in Fashion Report Finds Industry Critically Lagging on Animal Protection

World First Animal Welfare in Fashion Report Finds Industry Critically Lagging on Animal Protection

Global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS urges fashion brands to step up for all animals in the ‘new normal’. Over the past 12 months, major clothing brands have responded to customer demands and announced animal welfare policies, but do they go far enough? New research from global animal protection organisation FOUR PAWS finds that the...

9 Tips Teachers Can Use When Talking About Racism

9 Tips Teachers Can Use When Talking About Racism

As Black Lives Matter protests rage across the world, many of us are motivated to learn more about racism, and talk to our students and children in ways that can facilitate change. Education is a powerful tool for creating change. So, it’s important teachers don’t shy away from difficult conversations in the classroom, even if...

Companies Fail to Address Plastic Pollution Crisis, Report Finds No Corporate Leaders

Companies Fail to Address Plastic Pollution Crisis, Report Finds No Corporate Leaders

BERKELEY, CA – Today, As You Sow released its Waste & Opportunity 2020: Searching for Corporate Leadership report analyzing the actions, or inactions, of 50 of the largest U.S. consumer-facing companies to reduce plastic pollution. In the face of growing worldwide concern about ocean plastic pollution, the report concludes that companies are far too slow in adopting responsive actions...

Companies Need to Set More Ambitious Targets to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, Report Shows

Companies Need to Set More Ambitious Targets to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, Report Shows

With only ten years left to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, companies need to accelerate from decades of ambition to a Decade of Action. UNITED NATIONS, New York – Today, on the occasion of its 20th-anniversary Leaders Summit, the United Nations Global Compact, in partnership with DNV GL, released a new report looking back on 20...

10 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following If You Want to Listen to Indigenous Australians and Learn

10 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following If You Want to Listen to Indigenous Australians and Learn

Three in every four Australians hold a negative view about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, according to stark new research this week. As ANU researcher Siddharth Shirodkar explained, these views can lead to widespread racism. This study presents stark evidence of the solid invisible barrier that Indigenous people face in society. But the data...